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This is probably the most text overlayed video I’ve ever made, and it’s nothing fancy.

But it does cover factors covered by Dr. Joe Dispenza, a neuroscience expert, on how the brains works and how these can relate to why you can recovery from social anxiety.

Key Points from the Video:

1. Your Awareness – as human beings we are self-aware and aware of many things, which we can change about ourselves. Hinduism and Buddhism have been teaching this for thousands of years, and it ain’t for nothing.

You have to be aware first of the problem to solve it. You also have to learn to become aware of your thoughts, especially your social anxiety based thoughts, and either let them go, or stop them.

Our problem we are aware of as a starting point: social anxiety. Can it be solved? Absolutely.

2. Your Brain – the fact that our brains are “neuroplastic” gives us the ability to rewire them so we are no longer socially nervous. Nerves that fire together wire together. They’ve been wired the wrong way, so it’s time to rewire that sucker.

3. The Law of Association – related to the point above, we have the wrong beliefs and thoughts wired with being social and anxious.

You are not predisposed to be socially anxious when you are born, but it is possible you are more wired for anxiety in general.

So an embarrassing social situation got coupled with your predisposition to be anxious and BAM – social anxiety is born.

So we just need to disassociate those neural pathways and create healthy ones that will make you a social person, or even dynamo if you wish.But normally social is all that’s needed really.

4. The Law of Repetition – In order to override those old pathways and create new ones, everyday you MUST work on overcoming your SA and reprogramming your mind, rewiring your brain.

That’s the basic overview, but I go into more depth in the video, so give it a watch above, if you haven’t already.

    5 replies to "Four Keys To Overcoming Social Anxiety"

    • Joy

      Thanks David, as it’s been said, this video is useful. I’ll try use self awareness at work and see if it helps. I get extremely anxious before meetings and i assume this is preceded by negative thoughts. It’s so bad sometimes i can’t even contribute an opinion.

    • Amanda

      Hi! Thanks for putting up these videos and articles-I find them very helpful. How do you find out what negative thoughts you are having in situations? I don’t seem to conciously have thoughts-but I definately have physical anxiety. Sometimes I can identify-that I think I am going to mess up or whatever-but other times I really don’t know what I am thinking.

      • David H.

        Good question Amanda. Actually you just listed some thought right there – so it seems you are having thoughts. Often the thoughts go by so quick that we can’t catch them, and they are very subconscious. But you can also work with the feeling of anxiety. Meditation and mindfulness practice is the best way to get more familiar with identifying these negative thoughts, that don’t serve you. There’s tons of different methods to practice meditation and mindfulness out there. In my DYSA course (to be released soon), we’ll be going over tons of different ways to learn to get better at identifying negative thoughts and feelings.

        • Amanda

          Thanks. So you are saying that you might not be able to figure out your thoughts at the moment. Instead you can figure them out through meditation at another time?

          • David H.

            Yes basically, in a nutshell.

            What meditation can do, and mindfulness practice – which is practicing being mindful in whatever you do thoughout the day, when you able to – is to raise your awareness of your thoughts and feelings in general. Meditation is a great practice space for this as is mindfulness practice.

            So the next time the anxiety situation arises, you have a chance to catch them, and also work on “defusing” from them.

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